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B e a r i n g Witness

Stories of supporting my husband through mental illness

I'm just here to say: I see you. Supporting a loved one through mental illness is hard and lonely. I hope you feel less alone through reading our story.

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As I write this, Nick and I are sitting at Starbucks. He's sitting across from me working on policies and procedures for our business....

Hospitalization: Part 2

So we Baker Acted Nick. I got a call from him about an hour after the police drove off with him. He was screaming at me. "I can't believe...

Hospitalization: Part 1

We got married on February 1st, 2019. If I haven't mentioned it yet, I'm Canadian. All of my family is in Canada. I met Nick at an...

Somatic OCD

Once Nick had started Googling his symptoms, he eventually came across the diagnosis of somatic OCD: the hyperfocus on neutral physical...

OCD Onset

In the summer of 2019, Nick developed tinnitus. He's been to countless music festivals and never really used proper ear protection. The...

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